TTCI updates rail grinding, tie and fastening system research

In one ongoing case study at TTCI, four corrective grinding sites in a seven-mile range on the test track are being studied to help determine optimal rail removal while grinding. Credit: TTCI

The Association of American Railroad’s 26th Annual Research Review held virtually on March 16 included updates on a number of ongoing research and development projects at the Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) in Pueblo, Colorado. Among the dozen presentations, TTCI Senior Scientist Scott Cummings discussed rail grinding advances, and TTCI Senior Engineer Yin Gao shared progress on tie and fastening system research.


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